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Welcome to Tupper Lake

September 11, 2013
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Located in the northwestern portion of the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake is the base camp for the Ten Rivers Region, where scenic Route 30 and Route 3 meet. This is where you will find a friendly and hospitable mountain community.

A gentle rolling landscape of hills, lakes, ponds and streams makes this the headquarters for the Ten Rivers Region. From within a 30-mile distance in all directions one can explore the 10 major rivers that flow from within the Adirondack Park: Cold River, Raquette River, Beaver River, Marion River, Hudson River, Oswegatchie River, St. Regis River, Bog River, Grass River and the Saranac River.

Tupper Lake is the perfect destination for the visitor who wishes to get away from it all and enjoy the quiet peacefulness of a less hurried vacation that offers some of the finest opportunities for outdoor recreation in a superb natural setting, including boating of all kinds, camping, picnicking, hiking, cycling, fishing and much more.

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The Tupper Lake Warrior Run, part of Tupperpalooza, will be held Aug. 3 at the former Big Tupper?Ski Area. First waves start at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
(Enterprise file photo — Mike Lynch)

On the waterfront of Raquette Pond, the Tupper Lake Municipal Park provides tennis courts, volleyball courts, skateboarding, basketball, ball fields, playground and picnic areas, all under lights for evening games and enjoyment. It is home to the Woodsmen's Days (July 13-14); the Tinman Triathlon (June 29); and Masonic Craft and Flea Market (Aug. 16-18).

Don't forget to stop by the Tupper Lake Municipal Park on Aug. 3-10 to experience Tupperpalooza, sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce.

A boardwalk along Raquette Pond features landscaping, gazebos, lights and benches for enjoyment by all ages. Little Wolf Beach and Campgrounds, situated on Little Wolf Lake, is an ideal recreational spot to spend a few days or a few weeks. Owned and operated by the town of Altamont, the facility features 44 campsites with stone fireplaces, 40 with electricity and sewer and is located about 1 mile off state Route 3 in downtown Tupper Lake. There is a caretaker/concession stand facility and a playground for children that complement this area.

Also located here is the town beach that features a large sandy beach and a shady picnic area with picnic tables and fireplaces. A patrolled swimming area is marked off, and Red Cross-trained lifeguards and swimming instructors are on duty through the summer months. Little Wolf Beach and Campgrounds draws vacationers back to it each year.

The Tupper Lake Country Club Golf Course is a championship 18-hole course where great golfing blends with spectacular scenery. The course is 6,254 yards long with stunning vistas and an abundant array of wildlife. Donald Ross designed the Tupper Lake Country Club, located off of state Route 30 south of Tupper Lake, in 1932. Sculptured at the base of Mount Morris, this challenging mountainous course has lush rolling fairways with small greens.

The rolling terrain of the course makes for a number of uphill and downhill lies and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Traps and bunkers are strategically placed for the long ball hitter and consist of both sand and grass.

Mid-September to mid-October play is especially beautiful as fall colors contrast with the surrounding lakes and emerald color greens. View their golf packages and newly renovated holes at For tee times, call (518) 359-3701.

The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, also known as The Wild Center, opened on July 4, 2006. With its living creatures and ecosystems, 31-acre site, advanced exhibit technologies, imaginative programs and inspired educational offerings, it will help people explore and appreciate the connections that shape and sustain life.

This area plays host to an exciting selection of special events, cultural festivities, athletic competitions, and ongoing activities for the delight of visitors and locals. Whether you are a canoe racer, veteran triathlete, fishermen, woodsmen, or quilter, there is always something happening in Tupper Lake for you.

For more information, contact the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce at (518) 359-3328 or visit online at



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